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A Beatles song you dislike or don't listen to alot?
25 November 2011
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I gonna start off with WILD Honey Pie. I just can't listen to it, it's so messy and it doesn't sound well put together…a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

25 November 2011
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I know few round here hate Wild Honey Pie but c'mon, it's less than a minute long. I find it bearable compared to Revolution 9.

 

Other ones I pretty much loath: Mr Moonlight, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Kansas City/Hey hey Hey, Run for Your Life, She's a Woman, Chains and Anna

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25 November 2011
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Well, I don't like "Run For Your Life," (yes, anyone who knows me will recognize my use of Captain Obvious and understatement) and there's more stuff I really don't care for. Actually, quite a bit of their early stuff. (Like most of "Please Please Me" and the early singles. Sorry guys!) I think the later work was vastly superior. Of course, there were great early songs and duds from the later years.

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25 November 2011
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MeanMrsMustard said:

and there's more stuff I really don't care for. Actually, quite a bit of their early stuff.

 

Generally, I do agree. But there are some of their early albums I often listen to, especially Please Please Meapple01

And I have to admit that there are songs I really don't like. For example Mr. Moonlight, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, Within You Without You (sorry, George), Flying, Wild Honey Pie, Revolution 9 (sorry, two-virgins), Maxwell's Silver Hammer and some of the "fillers" on Let It Be (Dig It, Maggie Mae). I tend to skip those songs …

25 November 2011
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M3, you said it makes you want to puke. So yes, understatement.
As for the topic at hand, I'm more tolerable of a bad song on an early album (Tell Me Why on AHDN, for example) then a bad song on a later album (Lovely Rita – if you look up "bad" in the dictionary, you see that). I also love the pure excitement that the lesser songs of the early years have (BFS being in places a concradiction). But my one all time always no matter what skip is… A Day In The Life.

Just kidding, it's Hold Me Tight (weird, considering I just defended bad songs on good albums. Whatever)

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25 November 2011
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Happiness Is A Warm Gun said:

I know few round here hate Wild Honey Pie but c'mon, it's less than a minute long. I find it bearable compared to Revolution 9.

It might be less than a minute long, but it is a minute of…urgh. This child I babysat tortured me by claiming "Wild Honey Pie" was her "favorite song" and playing it on endless loop. That song is just NOT GOOD.

I actually like Revolution 9 when I'm in the mood for a very long avant-garde sound collage, which is rarely, so I usually skip it. I think it's quite well done. It'd make more sense as an art piece than a Beatles song though.

 

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25 November 2011
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a-hard-days-night-george-2 Ohh, but Wild Honey Pie and Revolution 9 are great. I could listen to them all day

 

However, there are a few Beatles songs I don't like… Such as Help, even if it's supposed to be the only "honest"song John wrote while on Beatles, Love Me Do drives me crazy, Taxman disappoints me, Please Please Me doesn't please me ( bad puna-hard-days-night-ringo-13), Within You Without You…Sorry George, but it just maddens me. Other than those… Nothing major that irritates me comes to my mind

25 November 2011
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A song that i really love the vocal of George on it is I Need You but i hate the annoying sound of lead guitar….also, songs that i often skip at my ipod are Mr.Moonlight and Love You To (sorry George but i prefer Within You Without You)…

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25 November 2011
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I agree, minime! "Within You Without You" just irritates me. George just moans on about meditation while his sitar gratingly whines. Usually I love his songs but not that one. Sorry, George.

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
25 November 2011
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Revolution 9. I only listen to it if I'm listening to the album as a whole. Other than that, the skip button is my friend.

The Long And Winding Road for the obvious of reasons. The song is long and dragging with less than stellar production. 

Eight Days A Week is too cute for me. Too pop not enough rock and roll.

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25 November 2011
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If playing an album there isnt a song i skip but there are songs that i dont ever play deliberately:

 

Hold Me Tight – just goes on and on without going anywhere. Paul please stop. One of the most tedious songs in the beatles catalogue.

Mr. Moonlight – have said it before but after John's intro it is such a mess, and that solo - Man!!

Goodbye – such a slow, loborious dirge. A real disappointment to end an album on. Im glad when the song ends.

 

I like Wild Honey Pie, 58 seconds of strangeness that passes quickly.

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25 November 2011
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Mr. Moonlight – have said it before but after John's intro it is such a mess, and that solo - Man!!

 

Do you know what organ was used for the solo ?

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25 November 2011
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According to wiki its a hammond organ.

Oh and i forgot to mention Penny Lane (too bright, breezy, clean and cheerful) and the first 2 released mixes of Across The Universe. 1 far too slow you end up loosing the will to live and the other John is beginning to sound like a chipmunk.

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25 November 2011
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"You end up losing the will to live"? God, you must really hate THAT version!

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
25 November 2011
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Happiness Is A Warm Gun said:

I know few round here hate Wild Honey Pie but c'mon, it's less than a minute long. I find it bearable compared to Revolution 9.

 

Other ones I pretty much loath: Mr Moonlight, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Kansas City/Hey hey Hey, Run for Your Life, She's a Woman, Chains and Anna

 

It may be less than a minute but it sounds terrible. I would listen to Rev #9 before that one. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

25 November 2011
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minime said:

a-hard-days-night-george-2 Ohh, but Wild Honey Pie and Revolution 9 are great. I could listen to them all day

 

However, there are a few Beatles songs I don't like… Such as Help, even if it's supposed to be the only "honest"song John wrote while on Beatles, Love Me Do drives me crazy, Taxman disappoints me, Please Please Me doesn't please me ( bad puna-hard-days-night-ringo-13), Within You Without You…Sorry George, but it just maddens me. Other than those… Nothing major that irritates me comes to my mind

I really dislike Love Me Do and Within You Without You for some reason. I didn't like most of the songs on MMT either…a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

25 November 2011
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seaglass eyes sunny smile said:

"You end up losing the will to live"? God, you must really hate THAT version!

I find it is such a boring song to hear. Even the intro sounds like the band were so bored they couldnt be bothered to get it together. Maybe thats what Spector was trying to achieve, make it sound like how the Beatles felt throughout most of the Get Back sessions. And its been even more driven into me how monotonous it is thru hearing the Spector version sped up back to the original speed where it sounds wonderful and there is a lovely violin sounding part in it.

I can understand why people find Spectors TLAWR so tedious but at least he kept it at the right speed. Imagine the effect if Spector had slowed that down as well. Sales of rope would have sky-rocketed.

 

And i love love love Love Me Do. I could happily play it over and over. Not sure about Pete's drumming on the Anthology version, proof he had to go, but the other 2 versions are fab. I used to be nonsurplus (is that a word?) about From Me To You but have grown to love it, especially where Paul matches John in the singing up until they get to 'i can do'. Within You Without You is worth listening to solely for the solo.

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25 November 2011
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Do you mean nonplussed?

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25 November 2011
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I have absolutely no idea what word i was looking for, Walrus. It could have been anything.

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26 November 2011
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Nonsurplus is an interesting word, kind of like nothing is surpassing anything but there is still the "plus" which could either mean that you can add nothing to a nonexisting thing or that even though the song is virtually worth nothing, there is something about it that drags it from the bottomless depht and makes it so insanely bad that it's worth listening to.

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